Joyce Yonda (nee Gregory)

Joyce passed away peacefully with family present at Trillium Lodge in Parksville BC.

She was predeceased by John, her husband of 32 years and her brother David

She is survived by daughters Diana (Bob) and Melissa (Randy), grandchildren Lauren (Cody), Logan and great grandchild Archer.

Joyce was born and raised in Brandon Manitoba. In high school she set eyes on the love of her life, John. They were married in 1956 and were devoted to each other until John’s passing in 1988.

She moved from Brandon to Nanaimo BC in 1992 with her daughter Melissa to be closer to her grandchildren. Oddly she never missed the -40c winters in Manitoba.

She was very fond of watching the growth of her monkey puzzle tree in her front yard. She loved reading mysteries. She greatly enjoyed the company of her friends at their monthly coffee club.

She will be sadly missed by her daughters and their families.

The family would like to thank the staff of Trillium Lodge for their care and kindness.

We would also like to thank Dr. Carly Cooper for her compassionate involvement with our mother’s care.

In honour of Joyce’s wishes there will be a simple gathering of family and friends, date TBA.

Nanaimo News Bulletin

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